Community Connections

  • January 14, 2015

    This is our Community a Celebration of Cultures

    Community Connections is pleased to invite you to our 4th annual event "This is our Community a Celebration of Cultures".  This event will be held on March 15, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Glencairn Neighborhood Centre - 2626 Dewdney Ave. East

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  • September 14, 2012

    Special Olympic Truck Convoy & Truck Pull

    A TRUCK CONVOY of close to 70 trucks with large trailers left Saskatoon in the morning and arrived in Regina at the Turvey Centre at 1pm.

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  • September 8, 2012

    Canadian Paraplegic Association Relay

    I was honoured to attend and bring greetings to this fun event

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  • Chinese Freemasons of Regina

    We were pleased to attend their 4th Anniversary Banquet and Celebration

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  • June 23, 2012

    Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration

    I had the honor of attending the Opening Ceremonies of the National Aboriginal Day Live & Celebrations.

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  • K+S Potash Legacy Mine Ground Breaking Ceremony

    K+S Legacy Project near Bethune, Saskatchewan

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  • Feed the Kids Night

    At North Central Family Centre.

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RECORD SUPPORT FOR POST-SECONDARY STUDENTS

Released on September 3, 2014

Thousands of Students Benefit from Government Investment

As students return to their post-secondary studies this fall, the provincial government is continuing to provide record support to help make their education accessible and affordable.

“Our government continues to invest in our post-secondary students and institutions to help grow our skilled workforce and economy in the province,” Advanced Education Minister Kevin Doherty said.  “As we welcome students back to class, we are continuing to work to improve our programs and services to ensure students have the support they need to succeed.”

The Government of Saskatchewan provides variety of programs, supports and services for students to make education more affordable, including:

  • The Saskatchewan Advantage Scholarship, which provides up to $500 per year to a maximum of $2,000 for grade 12 graduates attending designated Saskatchewan post-secondary institutions;
  • Student Financial Aid, which helps to make post-secondary education more affordable for low and middle-income students.  In 2014-15, the Student Aid Fund will provide $32.5 million to support loans, grants and bursaries.  Approximately 56 per cent of overall Saskatchewan student financial assistance is non-repayable;
  • The Graduate Retention Program, which provides a refund up to $20,000 of tuition fees paid by eligible graduates who live in Saskatchewan and who file a Saskatchewan income tax return.  Approximately $130 million in Graduate Retention Program rebates have been provided to 50,000 post-secondary graduates since 2008;
  • The Saskatchewan Advantage Grant for Education Savings (SAGES), which will help Saskatchewan families save for their children’s post-secondary education. The Government of Saskatchewan will provide a grant of 10 per cent on contributions made since January 1, 2013, into a Registered Education Savings Plan to a maximum of $250 per child per year.  The maximum lifetime SAGES grant is $4,500 per child; and
  • The Saskatchewan Innovation and Opportunity Scholarship, which provides $5 million to public post-secondary institutions for scholarships in the areas of innovation and opportunity.  More than 4,000 students have received scholarships in previous years.

“These programs are investments into our future to help meet the challenges of growth,” Doherty said.  “I wish students every success as they begin the school year and look forward to them continuing to grow our Saskatchewan economy as they complete their studies.”

For more information on any of these programs, visit www.saskatchewan.ca/live.

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For more information, contact:

Rikki Bote
Advanced Education
Regina
Phone: 306-787-4156View All News Stories

 

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